Extended Netting, Field Renovations Highlight Improvements to Richmond County Bank Ballpark for 2018
STATEN ISLAND - In preparation for the 2018 season, the Staten Island Yankees have invested in improvements to Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George to enhance fan safety as well as the on-field experience for our players and other events.
Extended netting has been installed that extends from the pre-existing netting behind home plate to the end of each dugout. This addition comes on the heels of recommendations from both Major League Baseball and Minor League Baseball with the goal of increasing safety measures for fans.
The outfield playing surface was replaced in April with 80,000 square feet of Kentucky bluegrass, completing the process of resurfacing the entire field of Richmond County Bank Ballpark for the first time since the ballpark opened in 2001. The infield playing surface was replaced prior to the 2017 season.
"The Staten Island Yankees continue to invest in Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George. This gem of facility will look vastly improved in 2018 thanks to the resurfacing projects over the last two years. The new outfield looks tremendous and will be a welcome addition for all events at the ballpark and primarily our New York-Penn League slate of games beginning on June 15. The extended netting will enhance the safety at our ballpark, something we constantly provide for our unparalleled affordable family entertainment experience in New York City." - Will Smith, President/Operating Partner, Staten Island Yankees
The Staten Island Yankees are the Single A-Short Season Affiliate of the New York Yankees and play at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark at St. George. The Staten Island Yankees are six-time New York-Penn League Champions (2000, 2002, 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011) and will seek a seventh title in 2018 beginning with Opening Day on Friday, June 15, vs. Brooklyn. For more information, visit siyanks.com.
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New first base netting at Richmond County Bank Ballpark
New third base netting at Richmond County Bank Ballpark
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